Alfian Sa’at: PAP leverages on ‘minority rights’ to canvass support for their own Malay presidential candidate
With Mdm Halimah confirming her wish to run for President,
As if somehow the residents had to prove themselves not racist by voting in the PAP candidate. In this current situation, objections to this 'reserved' Presidential Elections are swiped aside by the disarming question: 'don't you think it's time we had a Malay president?'
In the country up north, we witness how the rhetoric of 'ketuanan Melayu' under threat is used to frighten voters into UMNO's embrace. In Singapore, minority rights provide a critique-proof cover for PAP to rig the system. But whether one claims to champion Malaysian racial supremacy or Singaporean racial diversity, the end-goal is the same: continued dominance of the ruling party.
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